Villa del Glicine is an old country residence settled at "Oasi delle Salinelle", an estate of 26,000 sqm, a large and secret garden paradise containing groves of olive, and many others trees. It is located about just 6 km from the historic centre of the charming, age-old Norman town of Cefalu, and combines the natural scenic beauty and peacefulness of the countryside with direct access to the sea.
The Villa is very quiet and peaceful for most of the year, although in the summertime the beach attracts many visitors for its natural beauty, its soft sands and its safe bathing: this is Salinelle beach, among the most scenically beautiful of Cefalu. The area offers markets, pizzerias, restaurants, pubs, beach lidos, to mention just a few of the offerings available, all is at walking distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Check in time:||02:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Salinelle 100 m|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo 100 km, Nearest railway: Lascari 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Villa del Glicine has two floors. On the ground floor is the entrance hall, the living room (containing a double sofa-bed), a delightfully traditional kitchen with attractive brickwork and decorated ceramic from Santo Stefano.
A bathroom with shower.
The second floor has 3 rooms with double beds (Two of these can be separated into 2 singles), another bathroom with shower and a single bed located on the landing
Two of the bedrooms have access to a large veranda/terrace from which you can enjoy a colourful view of the sea and the surrounding lush vegetation of palms, citrus and pine trees in which you will feel immediately immersed. And you can relax and have your breakfast outside in the shade of a large date palm beside the Villa. Inside the villa there is everything you need for cooking – crockery, gas oven, microwave oven – and there is stereo system, satellite TV, central heating radiators, hairdryer and irons if your clothes need ironing. An Internet Wi-Fi connection is available for guests inside and outside the house. There is no air conditioning, but in this place you will hardly feel the need for it! The proprietor, who lives on the estate, is very happy to meet all of your needs to ensure that your stay will be pleasant and relaxing!
|Further details outdoors|
Outside the house is an expansive wisteria pergola, underneath which is a large family-size table made in artisan brickwork, and a barbecue is located nearby, in the shade of a pathway of pine trees.
Domestic pets including dogs are welcome, provided they of gentle disposition and friendly to humans as well as to any other animals which may be on the land!
Please, inform me if you will have pets with you during your staying.
The special geographic position of Cefalu means that you have easy access to all the main areas of historical and cultural interest in Sicily, by going on excursions lasting no more than 2 hours.
Mount Etna, Taormina, Acireale and Catania and Siracusa (Unisco World Heritage Site), are about 2 hours away; the stunning and famous Greek temple and theatre at Segesta, and the Roman Villa of Casale at Piazza Armerina (also a World Heritage Site) are just 1.5 hours away; the artistic and archaeological treasures of Palermo, Monreale, Tindari are less than an hour away; the Madonne mountain range, a natural asset jealously guarded by Sicilians, with its dramatic hilltop villages like Castelbuono, Isnello and Gratteri are just half an hour’s distance.
And you will be surprised to discover that each year brings widespread snow, and you can ski at Piano Battaglia, located further inland in the Madonie.
But the real pearl is Cefalu, with its fabulous scenic panoramas and the town itself, which arose out of fishing and navigation, with which divinities, kings and adventurers all fell in love, from the ancient Goddess Diana to the Norman King Roger, and for you also it is certain to be an experience of love at first sight!
Charming and romantic restaurants abound, both here and in the neighbouring towns and villages, offering the finest traditional Sicilian food and wine, both of high quality and value.
During the high summer season the area – which attracts many visitors as do all of the fine beaches of Cefalu, offers a full array of enjoyable recreational activities, and the low season is a time to appreciate the peace and quiet of the countryside, which you will have all to yourselves.
Within easy reach are a variety of sports facilities such as tennis, golf, horse-riding etc, located under 5 km away. At a large nearby hotel you can avail of a waterpark and a wellness centre.
On the beach you can take on the more energetic sports of kite surfing or windsurfing, or you can take a short trip in a sailing boat like the Fly Junior or the Laser1, available to residents, or if you prefer there is the more relaxing option of a canoe trip to scout out the beautiful Cefalu coast.